Orthodox Catholicism has long retained some aspects of the early Christian understanding of theosis – the potential for humans to become “gods” through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. How ironic that modern LDS Christians practicing restored Christianity are condemned as non-Christian cultists for having that restored understanding. A great non-LDS article on this topic is “‘Partakers of the Divine Nature’ (2 Peter 1:4) in the Byzantine Tradition” by non-LDS writer Norman Russell. He discusses some early Christian views on what it means to become partakers of the divine nature and even be “gods.” Search for the use of the word “gods” in this document, based upon ancient Christian concepts, and see how misguided the modern critics are in excluding Mormons as Christians for accepting this authentic Christian concept.
Also see my article on “The Divine Potential of Human Beings.”